by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The International Information Technology Academy for Excellence is offering a UK standard 2021- 2022 Drivers Education Course for both teens and adults. A guest on Good Morning SKN, Dr. Ricardo Neil, Managing Director of the academy shared the details about why the course was formulated.
“A few years ago, we actually went online and we were searching to see if there’s any content available for persons within St.Kitts to actually train for the certificate of driving and I recognised that most of the content available was not locally developed; so me and my team decided that we are going to set up one. Fortunately, we did not get the chance to get that set up at the time, so when Covid came, it was the perfect opportunity to spend some time; so we came up with a drivers course which has British standards.”
Neil added, “It’s two types, one for adults and one for teens. We felt the one for teens was important because, when you examine the United States standards and UK, you recognize that they do have an Introductory Drivers Ed course from before, which I think is safer, get them early with the content, expose them to the content early, so that will make it better; that’s why we did that.”
According to Dr.Neil, the St.Kitts- Nevis Teen driving Course will have more of a theoretical approach, culminating with online assessments. The course is self paced and can extend for a duration of three years. The adult course, on the other hand, will have less theoretical content than that of the teens.
Dr. Neil informed that the International Information Technology Academy for Excellence (IITAE) has an online skills platform, referred to as “Skills Academy” with 300 or more online courses. However, persons interested in the driving course should access the academy’s website at www.iitae.tech, click Skills Academy and type drive in the search box; several driving courses will be made available. With just a click of one’s preferred course, interested persons can register.
Neil, who’s also a professor at The Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College said he’s expecting persons as young as 15 years to be interested in learning the content of driving.
For further information about the Drivers Education Course, call 661 7417 or view the IITAE facebook page or website.